Russian River Brewing has given GermanShepherdPuppy the best beer experience of his life: its Pliny the Elder. The Dive agrees—Russian River Brewing makes the best beers in the area, and maybe the best beers in the state. And its Pliny the Elder is, he says, definitely the best beer ever. Pliny the Younger, though, is missing a certain something. It’s hoppier, but it lacks depth.
The most reliable place to get Pliny the Elder closer to metropolitan San Francisco is Barclay’s. It’s also sometimes at Ben & Nick’s, and Toronado.
Barclay’s Restaurant & Pub [East Bay]
5940 College Avenue, Oakland
Ben and Nick’s Bar & Grill [East Bay]
5612 College Avenue, Oakland
547 Haight Street, San Francisco
Board Links: Pliney the Elder